Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 85 91
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 44 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.56% 1.77% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.40% 9.25% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 31
Manchester median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +22.55%
10th Percentile £156 £229 £218
90th Percentile £450 £414 £413
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Manchester median hourly rate £162.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +802.78% -5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £44.85 £15.40 £13.10
90th Percentile £168.75 £159.80 £20.50
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.21% -28.26%

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 524 703 640
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.61% 19.12% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 388 317
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £161
90th Percentile £545 £510 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 71
Manchester median hourly rate £16.06 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.98% +3.85% -7.95%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £23.28 £21.50
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% -1.79% -15.15%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +3 3 - - 2
Salford -4 3 £350 -
Bolton - 3 £345 -
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (88.64%) Windows Server
3 27 (61.36%) Active Directory
4 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (50.00%) DNS
6 20 (45.45%) Office 365
7 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (29.55%) VMware
10 12 (27.27%) DHCP
11 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
12 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
13 8 (18.18%) SQL
13 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 8 (18.18%) MCP
13 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
14 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
14 7 (15.91%) Identity Access Management
14 7 (15.91%) Migration
14 7 (15.91%) Password Management
14 7 (15.91%) VLAN
14 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (15.91%) ITIL

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (11.36%) IIS
5 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.27%) Apache
7 1 (2.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (45.45%) Office 365
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) DNS
2 12 (27.27%) DHCP
3 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.91%) VLAN
5 6 (13.64%) VPN
6 5 (11.36%) LAN
6 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.82%) NAS
7 3 (6.82%) PPTP
7 3 (6.82%) VoIP
7 3 (6.82%) WAN
8 2 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.27%) Firewall
9 1 (2.27%) FTP
9 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.27%) Network Security
9 1 (2.27%) SAN
9 1 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Analyst
1 7 (15.91%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) DBA
3 4 (9.09%) IT Technician
3 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Replication
3 3 (6.82%) iPad
4 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) iPhone
5 1 (2.27%) Life Science
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (88.64%) Windows Server
3 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.82%) Linux
9 2 (4.55%) AIX
9 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.27%) CentOS
10 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (15.91%) Identity Access Management
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
1 7 (15.91%) Migration
1 7 (15.91%) Password Management
2 4 (9.09%) CRM
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
2 4 (9.09%) Security Hardening
3 3 (6.82%) Application Performance Management
3 3 (6.82%) Change Management
3 3 (6.82%) Document Management
3 3 (6.82%) IT Strategy
3 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
3 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.55%) Change Control
4 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) C++
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (18.18%) MCP
3 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) ACSP
5 3 (6.82%) DBS Check
5 3 (6.82%) HP AIS
5 3 (6.82%) MCSA
5 3 (6.82%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (61.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.82%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) AppDynamics
5 3 (6.82%) Apple
5 3 (6.82%) Avaya
5 3 (6.82%) Dell
5 3 (6.82%) SonicWALL
5 3 (6.82%) Synology
5 3 (6.82%) Veeam
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) Intel
6 2 (4.55%) IronPort
6 2 (4.55%) Polycom
6 2 (4.55%) RightFax
6 2 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) Adobe
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) SAP